Spyware Installer ordered to pay $4,000,000 in Restitution

Sanford Wallace, former spammer and now spyware installer with his company Smartbot.Net, today was ordered by a New Hampshire district court to pay restitution to consumers in the amount of four million dollars. Co-defendants OptinTrade and Jared Lansky were required to pay $227,000 in restitution.

The complaint alleges that the Defendants installed spyware on user’s computers without consent in order to sell their anti-spyware products.

For more information, here is a link to an article discussing the case at Internetnews.com






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